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NIGP Code Training Offered at Procurement Industry Conference

Periscope Holdings, Inc. announces its plans to host NIGP Code training at Evolve’13, its annual thought leadership procurement conference that will take place April 1-3. In addition to listening to respected industry leaders present the latest news on exciting planned developments and new value-added services available, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a best practice training session, conducted by Deborah Hail, Periscope’s Manager of NIGP Code Services.

Come hear why the NIGP Code is the leading classification system for products and services needed by governmental entities at all levels. Whether you are a long-time user of the Code or brand new to it, the session will provide a solid foundation that will help you get the most out of this solution and is a great way to further extend your knowledge. Also, you will learn how other cities, counties, and agencies are using it to bring the highest levels of order and efficiency to their overall procurement processes.

The NIGP Code provides an essential tracking tool to improve the registration and maintenance of vendor files, capture purchase history, generate key business indicator reports, track inventory, and identify cooperative purchasing opportunities. Join us at Evolve’13 and find out how it can be leveraged to drive significant benefits and savings for your organization.

Online registration is now available. To register or view conference agenda and other important details, please visit evolve.periscopeholdings.com.


Online Registration for Evolve 2013 Open!

Periscope invites you to attend Evolve’13, our thought leadership procurement conference, from April 1-3 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Come learn how with a purpose driven approach you can take your ordinary procurement processes and transition into strategic practices that eradicate waste and bring value to every dollar spent. Procurement holds the key to making a difference in the public sector. Come learn how you can EVOLVE and be a force behind the change.

Benefits include:

  • Best practice training from respected procurement leaders;
  • Collaboration with purchasing professionals nationwide to problem solve and network about the future of procurement, trends, and obstacles;
  • Education on how to take your purchasing data and translate it into strategy;
  • Exciting news about the future direction of our NIGP Code business;
  • Sessions on how to get the most out of eProcurement; and
  • Overview of BuySpeed’s latest updates and new functionality

Register at evolve.periscopeholdings.com before February 28th for the early bird special. Use the Evolve group code to get the government rate of $139/night at the Driskill Hotel.

This year’s keynote speaker Gilbert Tuhabonye will leave you inspired. He is the author of This Voice in My Heart: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Escape, Faith, and Forgiveness, the harrowing tale of his courageous escape from one of the massacres in the long Tutsi-Hutu war of Burundi.

For more information, visit: evolve.periscopeholdings.com


Periscope Plans Expansion of NIGP Code Business, Announces New President of the Code

Austin, TX, January 17, 2013 – Periscope Holdings, Inc. has welcomed Matt Walker to the team as the company’s new President of NIGP Code and Consulting.

Walker has been brought on to assume the responsibilities of strengthening and expanding the NIGP Code™ business and finding more effective ways to promote the Code and engage current and prospective subscribers. “I’m thrilled to join the Periscope team and look forward to providing our NIGP Code subscribers with additional value-added offerings,” said Walker. “The government procurement community will benefit by the planned expansion in our code-related services, so it is an exciting time to be a part of this industry.”

Walker holds 15 years of extensive state and local government experience, both in service delivery and in technology. His previous career highlights include positions in Deloitte Consulting’s government practice, Hart InterCivic local government software services, and TAKE Solutions/ClearOrbit (supply chain management software).

Brian Utley, Periscope’s President and CEO, is confident that having Walker in this new role will deliver positive results that will further differentiate Periscope from its competitors. “The NIGP Code is a valuable asset of our company that has a proven capability of bringing the highest level of order and efficiency to our customers’ procurement processes,” said Utley. “We have big plans for expanding this side of our business and are looking forward to seeing Matt put these plans in motion.”

Rick Grimm, CEO of strategic partner NIGP, lauded Utley’s selection of Walker. “The NIGP Code is a fundamental element of advanced procurement business management practices. We’re thrilled that Matt has joined Periscope to lead the NIGP Code program and bring his expertise and history of success to expanding the effectiveness of public procurement professionals in support of their communities.”

Periscope currently serves as the sole custodian and administrator of the NIGP Code, a spend analysis classification system utilized by over 900 government entities to aid in categorizing products and services procured by governmental entities. The NIGP Code is a standardized coding structure used to classify products and services that provide the necessary foundation for gaining agency efficiencies and value-for-the-dollar through spend analysis and management. Using the NIGP Code, agencies have an essential tracking tool to improve the registration and maintenance of vendor files, capture purchase history, generate key business indicator reports, track inventory and identify cooperative purchasing opportunities.

ABOUT PERISCOPE HOLDINGS, INC.

Periscope Holdings, Inc. (www.periscopeholdings.com) is a privately-held technology company headquartered in Austin, Texas.  Periscope works with public entities to achieve best practices in procurement through its comprehensive software solution BuySpeed and consulting services.  

Periscope eradicates waste in procurement delivering time and money-saving results for more than 100,000 users in the United States and Canada.  BuySpeed customers include the states of Arizona, Maryland and New Jersey; the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore, New Orleans and Tucson; the counties of Harris and Knox as well as Virginia Beach Public Schools, Alaska Department of Transportation and the Chicago Housing Authority.

Periscope also holds the exclusive license to maintain, enhance and market the NIGP Code on behalf of the NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement (www.nigp.org).

ABOUT NIGP: THE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

NIGP (www.nigp.org) develops, supports and promotes the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit its members and constituents.
With over 2,600 member agencies representing over 16,000 professionals across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America, the Institute is international in its reach.

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